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Does Insurance Cover Hep B Vaccine

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

... Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious disease. If you were exposed to hepatitis B, you should have antibodies. If you don't, you should get...
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Who should get Hep A & B vaccinations

Dr DieterichI have Hepatitis C never treated. I have an enlarged spleen and fatty liver with bridging fibrosis. What is the criteria for vaccinations for Hepatitis A & B? Do you know roughly what they cost? I have no insurance so I'm limited in what...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...cost over 6 months. I am sure your doctor will be willing to help you out with a payment plan. Get vaccinated! Then get some insurance! DTD Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »

Vaccinated after exposure to HEP B

I recently went to the doctor to have some tests done due to a risky sexual encounter 5 months ago. They tested me for Hep B, Hep C, HIV, Mono, Liver, Kidney, Thyroid. All of it came back normal, except they said I was exposed to Hep B but did not...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...If what they saw was a positive HB core antibody and no surface antibody, then you probably don't need the vaccine for hepatitis B, although hepatitis A vaccine probably would not hurt. DTD Read more »

my doc refused to give me Hep B vax why?

Dr. Bob,Please give me your honest opinion. My doc who is extremely nice kinda looked at me funny when i informed them that i wanted to get vax against Hep B. They just said well you don't sleep around, insurance doesn't cover it, and i feel that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...since you "love sex" and have been getting HIV tests, which would indicate you deliver more than the mail form time to time.Hepatitis B vaccination is quite effective and also a bit pricey. It requires three injections. You should be screened... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition

Nine Years and Counting: Will We Have an HIV Vaccine by 2007?

...and its delivery in the developing world was 15 years for the polio vaccine and 15 to 20 years for the measles vaccines. The hepatitis B vaccine is another example. Originally marketed over a decade ago, this highly effective vaccine only... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

... What Is a Vaccine? How Does a Vaccine Work? What's Different About AIDS Vaccines? How Are AIDS Vaccines Tested? How Close Are We to Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

... Table of Contents What is a vaccine? Is there an AIDS vaccine? Are there AIDS vaccine trials going on now? Can an HIV vaccine cause HIV infection? What Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

... Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences,... Read more »
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Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
...could cause HIV RNA levels to increase, showing an elevated viral load for up to 4-6 weeks. My question is this - would the Hep B vaccine affect the HIV ELISA causing either a false negative or a false positive result? I also read that the ELISA... Read more »

Always hoping to find the gentle people. NYC

Posted by Sylvester
...from html, so click on my Youtube address, if you want to see me. I live on SSD/SSI because it's damned good insurance. I'm Hep B+ (and there is a vaccine for the rest of you), and I have some trouble with moods. And who does not, given the... Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... Read more »

the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
...wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was vaccinated against hepatitis B. IT CAN AFFECT the VACCINE SO THAT the RESULT IS a FALSE NEGATIVE? Read more »